McAfee AntiVirus Plus Review
McAfee is one of the most recognizable names in the security software world, especially since it was bought by Intel.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus: Overall
Best for: Basic services from a trusted name in anti-virus software.
Pros: Improved protection, interesting features.
Cons: Expensive for what it offers.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus: Price
If you are only looking for anti-virus protection for one computer, you can get McAfee’s AntiVirus for $39.99/year. If you want protection for all of your devices with a lot of extra bells and whistles, you can opt for McAfee’s Total Protection product for only $44.99/year.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus: Features
- Full virus and malware scan
- Web-based attack protection
- Phishing protection
- SiteAdvisor, browser plug-in to identify suspicious sites
- Digital file shredder
- QuickClean, to get rid of useless files and clean browswer history
McAfee AntiVirus Plus: Performance
Since Intel took over McAfee, the software has steadily improved, including in the department of performance. In 2013, McAfee scored only 2 out of 5 in AV-Test’s performance test. Now, in 2015, McAfee scored an impressive 5.5 out of 6, competing with the top security software products in the category.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus: Protection
McAfee’s steady improvement is not just isolated to its performance numbers; it is also seeing great strides in its protection test numbers. In 2013, they only scored 4.5 out of 6 from AV-Test’s protection test, while they achieved a perfect 6 out of 6 in 2015. AV-Test tests all the features of each security software product with its own malicious viruses, spam, etc., to get an accurate account of how reliable the products are.
McAfee AntiVirus Plus: Support
McAfee also offers 24/7 phone, email and chat support if you have any questions. Whichever way you choose to communicate with McAfee, customer service representatives are always friendly and eager to answer your questions.